I am currently working on the Allegra, I can seem to get my top knee straight and I think my hips might need to rotate more.
I have pictures from awhile ago but I can’t find them 😦 Hopefully they will turn up. We took pictures in flexibility class on the last day of the year. I am not that bendy but I can see improvement and that is exciting.
I have been taking a pole flexibility class regularly for about six months and have seen a huge improvement in my flexibility. I still haven’t quite got a full front split, but it’s so close that if I turn my hips out I can touch the floor with my hips. My straddle (or box) splits have dramatically improved too. And even though its not quite as dramatic a difference, I have seen a difference in my back flexibility. This next year I have many fitness goals and the majority of them have to do with improving my flexibility. Here are some shots of my last flexibility class of 2012.
My right split. There hasnt been much change to this one in the last few months. I need a bit more stretch in my hip flexor and I think I could finally nail it.
My left split. This side has seen major improvements. I think my left side is almost as close as my right and that used to not be the case.
My box split. I can go flat if I’m in the froggy position ( legs bent instead of extended) but the full split has a good 6 inches to go. My inner thighs are so tight though and this hurts my knees a bit.
My back bend. I just need to focus on my back flexibility. This needs more work to get the hips higher and more of an arch.
And my forward bend on and off the pole. This is my bread and butter. I’ve always been able to nail the forward bend. Now I need to work on further extending my head to my toes and bringing my legs behind my head.